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Teen and adult counselling & psychotherapy 

Anna Sheppard is a counsellor and psychotherapist offering teenage counselling and adult counselling in Crows Nest NSW on the lower North Shore in Sydney

A calm and down-to-earth counsellor supporting teenagers and young adults experiencing anxiety or distress as a result of school, friendship or family problems. Counselling and psychotherapy for people navigating major life changes or decisions, or wishing to make positive changes to their lives. 


  •  18/20 Burlington Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065

  •  Telehealth appointments also offered. 

Phone: 0493 701 760 

Anna has a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and is a PACFA certified practising counsellor. PACFA Register # 28731

ACA Membership # 28044

PACFA Certification Badge - Certified Practising Counsellor

Testimonials and client feedback

Thank you for helping me gain the confidence to change my friendship group and step out of my comfort zone. You have been so understanding and helpful in allowing me to become more confident and let go of stress. (S, 14 years old)

You’ve encouraged me to express myself more. You listen to me and I feel comfortable talking to you. Thank you for helping me make goals for my artwork and encouraging me to keep going. (C, 15 years old)

Dear Anna,  Here are the things I like about you: You are so understanding, you make me smile, you make me feel safe, you helped me a lot. (M, 13 years old).


Counselling for teenagers and young adults

  • having difficulties adjusting to life changes, such as changing schools, transition to uni, family separation, friendship or relationship issues

  • stressed or anxious about school / uni work

  • self harming or having the urge to self harm

  • experiencing friendship problems or bullying

  • refusing to go to school or "skipping" school

  • withdrawing from friends or doing activities they used to like

  • feeling  "not good enough" or confident enough to do what they really want to do

  • or just wanting someone non-judgemental to talk things through with in confidence

Counselling helps young people find strengths and new enjoyment in life. Together we work on skills to help clients deal with stress and  difficult emotions, improve relationships with friends and family, and develop  confidence to live the life they want to.


Counselling for adults

Are you struggling with
  • overwhelming stress, anxiety or burnout

  • parenting or family worries

  • navigating a big life change, such as a separation, relocation, job loss, or bereavement?


I help  my clients deal with difficult emotions arising in times of profound change or overwhelming stress.

Together, we can talk through your situation, and find 

strategies and techniques to help you deal with your

difficulties or decisions. 



Face-to-face counselling:  Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Crows Nest.

Online sessions: Please contact me about online sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 


Individual 55-minute counselling session $160

Private Health Insurance

BUPA provider

ARHG provider (includes Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, St Lukes Health, GMHBA, CUA Health (telehealth only), Teachers Union Health, AIA and Westfund.​)

If you are a member of the above funds, please check with your private health provider whether, and how much, your insurance covers you for counselling and psychotherapy.


Please note:  PACFA accredited counsellors work outside of Medicare, therefore no mental health diagnosis or GP referral is required and no Medicare rebates are applicable. My rates are designed to be in line with psychologist Medicare rebate level.

Anna Sheppard Counselling and Psychotherapy is located at 18/20 Burlington Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Contact Me

Phone: 0493 701 760

Or, please fill in the contact form below, and let me know a good time to try to reach you.

18/20 Burlington Street,

Crows Nest NSW 2065

PACFA-CPC Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Certification Badge

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